What I like about this recipe (aside from its simplicity and delightful flavor and texture) is that it uses egg yolks, which I hate throwing away after making a meringue or something. It can be layered in individual serving cups, or in a large bowl for folks to help themselves. Keep covered in the fridge for up to 5 days.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups whole milk
4 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2" pieces
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ounces high-quality milk chocolate
2 ounces high-quality dark chocolate
1 tablespoon Dutch-process cocoa powder (optional)
Place the milk chocolate and dark chocolate in separate, medium bowls. Bloom the cocoa powder (if using) in a little hot water to make a liquidy paste, and add to the bowl with the dark chocolate. Set aside.
Put the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan and whisk to combine.
Whisk in the milk, a few tablespoons at a time, making sure to dissolve all the cornstarch, and taking care to smooth out any lumps. Whisk in the egg yolks.
Whisking constantly, cook over medium-high heat until the mixture thickens and bubbles start to form and sputter; about 6 minutes.
Reduce heat to low and continue to cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter and vanilla. Divide the pudding, through a strainer, evenly between the two bowls with chocolate. Whisk quickly to incorporate the melted chocolate.
Spoon the milk chocolate pudding into individual serving cups, or transfer to a large serving bowl. Top with the dark chocolate pudding. Press plastic wrap to the surface of the pudding and chill for at least 1 hour.
- Medium saucepan, whisk, sieve
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 17g||22%|
|Saturated Fat 9g||45%|
|Total Carbohydrate 30g||11%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|Total Sugars 23g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|